About this listing
This charming cabin sits on twenty acres of a high hill with views of mountains, hills, woods and fields. Enjoy a pastoral setting where you can watch wildlife from the porch and collect blueberries at your back door. The cabin was built in the 1930s on the property of an old tourist lodge that now serves as a writers' retreat. A popular destination for artists and writers, it has a living room with fireplace, kitchen, bathroom with shower, wrap-around porch, and two bedrooms with a double bed each. This is lake and mountain country, offering many recreational opportunities. THE CABIN CLOSES FOR THE WINTER MONTHS OCTOBER 1.
Guests have access to many hiking, mountain climbing, boating (including rentals) and swimming opportunities within a 5-mile radius of the cabin. The town of Bridgton with all amenities (including a drive-in movie theater!) is only 5 minutes away.
Interaction with Guests
I live in a lodge down the hill from where the cabin is iocated, so am readily available to answer questions about the area and/or quickly take care of anything needing attention in the cabin.
Public transit is not available in Bridgton, but there are taxi services that are available from the Portland areato here.
I expect my guests to be respectful of the cabin itself and of the animals that live on the land.
What an adorable place! Plenty of space and great views of the area. Joan was very nice and accommodating, always making sure we had everything we needed while still being respectful of our privacy. Close to the cute town of Bridgton and great outdoor activities. I highly recommend!
We had a fantastic time at Joan's Charming Cabin! Joan made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived until we left. She was open and helpful and had plenty of suggestions on what to do and where to go in the area. Her hospitality to our children was exceptional and they even got to play with her grandchildren all over the property.
The cabin is truly charming and cozy. It had everything we needed for our week away. The enormous front yard with the mountain views was lovely while eating dinner on the porch.
There is swimming in local lakes and ponds which is only minutes away. The town of Bridgeton has a fantastic book store, a handful of antique shops plus an ice-cream store. Plus the cabin is only an hour away from the White Mountains and Portland.
We are looking forward to returning next year!
Thank you Joan for having us,
Thank you, Joan! This cabin was exactly the thing for a quiet getaway for my girlfriend and I. Joan was very welcoming but also let us be after our initial meeting. She helped us find a great hike and even lent us her AMC trail guide! We stayed for three nights and it was such a great spot! The cabin sits on top of a small hill, looking over a field and with views of the mountains. The wraparound porch was a great place to sit during the day. The kitchen was fully equipped with flatware, pot and pans, plates and glasses. It also had a great booth that we ate all our meals in. Everything was very clean. Spacious bathroom with stand-up shower. Both bedrooms were equally pretty, but we chose the one that would wake us up in the morning with the sun. Joan provided clean linens and towels for us, so we didn't have to bring a whole lot!
Bridgton is so great. It is not touristy, though it is near Naples which had more of that waterfront summery feeling to it. We found a great hike up Mt. Pleasant and a dip in a gorgeous waterfall/pool within a 45 minutes of the cabin. Definitely a great destination for people that want to be outdoors.
Thanks so much Joan!
My husband and I spent a wonderful week in this South Bridgton cottage. It is on the edge of a woods, and from the porch that runs around three sides it looks out over a field full of wild flowers as well as the main house where the owner lived. The long view of the distant mountains to the southeast was lovely.
The two-story, two-bedroom cottage itself has a real old-time cottage feel, comfortable and leisurely; we were visiting with relatives in the region, but if my husband has wished to write it would have been the perfect place for that too. It is very well supplied, the owner was on hand in her beautiful home at the end of the our road, and she proved an efficient help fixing a minor potential problem, as well as an amiable and welcoming host. Our visit was everything that her ad and the responses made it out to be. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her, and recommend a stay there without reservation.
This cabin was exactly what we were hoping for: private and peaceful, with a beautiful view. For a rustic (read: escape from modernity!) cabin, it was also very functional. We were able to host my family for an afternoon, and cook in the kitchen regularly.
Joan was helpful without being intrusive. She is also quite cool!
The cabin is very perfectly simple and cozy and just what we were looking for. We were even greeted by some deer when we arrived at night. Joan is a warm and wonderful host and although we didn't see her much (she had laid out everything we needed prior to our arrival and we were traveling most of the days spent), it was clear that she was more than willing to help in any way possible. We would definitely love to stay at Joan's cabin again in the future.
We had a wonderful time in Maine. Our host was easy going and responsive, especially prior to our trip when I asked a few questions.
The rustic, New England cabin was quaint, cozy and welcoming with spectacular views during the day and bright evening sky filled with stars to gaze upon.
I especially liked that the cabin was just a short drive to the area attractions such as Sebago Lake, Long Lake, the Causeway in Naples, yet, a quiet, peaceful location to enjoy reading, relaxing, napping. The host provided fans, linens and towels which were appreciated during the very HOT July 4th weekend.